Japanese language proficiency preparation

Course Dates: 09/07/19 - 23/07/19
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Chikako Nakagawa

Ideal if you are hoping to take the Japanese language proficiency test N5. Also great for revising at the end of the academic year. Suitable if you have studied Japanese for at least three years.


What is the course about?

You will improve your listening, writing and reading skills in order to pass JLPT N5. You will also focus on answering techniques for each section of tests. Suitable if you have studied Japanese at least for 3 years.

What will we cover?

Guidance for new JLPT level 5
• Analysing the Listening test and practising
• Analysing the Reading & Grammar test and practising
• Analysing the Writing & Vocabulary test and practising
• Learning Kanji
• Time management and improving fast reading
• Mock exam and understanding the exam format.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• demonstrate knowledge of the format for the listening exam
• read some sentences faster
• demonstrate a better understanding of grammar
• have extended vocabulary (including everyday vocabulary)
• demonstrate knowledge of over 100 kanji characters
• be familiar with the exam technique
• understand the JLPT outline.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You need to have completed Japanese for Busy People book 2 / lesson 6, or equivalent.
Please call the Languages department on 020 7492 2644 if you are unsure of your level.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Using the real exam style practice and giving practical advice, using English and Japanese.
Discussion and pair work.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please, talk to the tutor for advice.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This course is what got me through JLPT5. It makes a big difference to understand the question format and the tutor gives invaluable tips and strategies to maximise your score, as well as the kanji, core vocabularies, grammatical structures and listening practice needed for the exam. When I sat the exam a lot of people were there for their second attempt, so I was very happy to pass first time.
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Review by Sheila McQ / (Posted on 10/06/2016)
This is a great course to prepare to the JLPT N5 exam. The teacher takes you through the standard exam format with some tips on how to approach questions and save time in the exam. She gives you a summary of the key kanji to learn and also the key grammer points so you can focus your study. The course helped me pass the exam with flying colours. I highly recommend it.
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Review by Nadine / (Posted on 06/03/2016)

Book your place

Course Code: LBJ04

Tue, eve, 09 Jul - 23 Jul '19

Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £89.00
Concession: £54.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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